PA 13-146—sHB 6524

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CODES AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE

SUMMARY: This act expands the Codes and Standards Committee membership, from 18 to 21, by adding three contractors licensed in the following areas or a member of each contractor's statewide trades labor organization:

1. electrical work;

2. plumbing and piping work; and

3. heating, piping, and cooling work.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Codes and Standards Committee

The committee is within the Department of Construction Services (DCS), and its members are appointed by the DCS commissioner. (PA 13-247 eliminates DCS and transfers its functions to the Department of Administrative Services, effective July 1, 2013. ) The committee works with the state building inspector and state fire marshal to enforce the state building and fire safety and fire prevention codes (CGS 29-251). Each committee member, other than the public members, must have at least 10 years practical experience in his or her profession or business. The members include architects, professional engineers, construction superintendents, building officials, and local fire marshals.

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